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#13178 - 12/16/04 01:51 PM Solvang Resort Review
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Have you stayed at Solvang? Here's your chance to tell other WorldMark owners what it's really like. How big is the pool? How hot is the hot tub? What do you wish you had known before you left home?

#59066 - 06/06/20 04:01 PM Re: Solvang Resort Review [Re: Forum Host]
surfer1966 Offline

Registered: 01/09/20
Posts: 3
I wrote about our last stay at Solvang on our blog: https://www.hungryones.com/2020/05/solvang/

#58811 - 05/19/19 02:31 PM Re: Solvang Resort Review [Re: Forum Host]
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Registered: 11/18/18
Posts: 4
Stayed overnight for Sunday Mother's Day celebration. Excellent Resort location with lovely view of hillsides south of town. Portion of the lobby was under construction. No problem with Reception/Check-In. Appreciated getting the handouts with maps & info about local shops that offer discounts for WorldMark guests. Game Room and Pool Area were nice. Stayed in corner 1-bedroom unit (with sofa bed in living room) that was on the 3rd floor in the main building (which has elevator). Overall Unit condition was excellent (kudos to the Housekeeping Staff). It was a treat to sit out on the patio facing the hillside. Portion of Unit facing the main street provided a lovely sunset view, but the early morning Monday traffic noise woke us up. Looking forward to going back for a longer stay.
(NOTE: On Sunday, some places are closed, or close early.)

#58380 - 06/27/18 06:25 AM Re: Solvang Resort Review [Re: Forum Host]
btaylor Offline

Registered: 07/07/08
Posts: 22
Loc: Idaho
We stayed here for a week over spring break at the end of March. We had a 2 bedroom unit and most of it was quite nice. Our building only had stair access. I believe there are some with elevator access though. The kitchen layout was large so multiple people could be in there. A nice view from our patio as well. The one thing we didn't care for was the so called master bathroom. You had one sink and very little counter in the jog at one end of the bedroom so no privacy and if you turn on the lights then you're waking everyone up. The bath/shower and toilet has a pocket door slider door next to it. The space was very small. For a master bath I would expect something a little better laid out.

The resort staff was the odd part to us. Most of the time they were never at the desk when we went there. They would come from a side room. They also were not friendly or informative at all - several times. The check in/lobby area is also quite sparse and just not typical. They may have some activities at the resort but you may never know about them as they don't advertise them. When they did have something we went 10 minutes into it and they decided not to do it. This could be improved on.
The swimming pool is a little bit on the small size but there wasn't that many people there so it worked. The spa was ok as well. We didn't use the fitness center and they have a large area behind check in for lounging and that's where they hide the movies you can check out.
Most businesses and many restaurants close at 5 pm so you need to plan. Fast foods places are mainly found in the town before Solvang.
22 Resorts so far our favorites:Seaside, Depoe Bay, Las Vegas Blvd, Anaheim, Coral Baja, Indio, Grand Mayan Playa del Carmen

#57733 - 06/05/17 07:13 AM Re: Solvang Resort Review [Re: Forum Host]
CnBGalvez Offline

Registered: 05/31/16
Posts: 2
We just returned from a 2 night stay in Solvang. We had 2 of our college age kids join us in a 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit. The unit was beautiful, well maintained and HUGE! The beds were fantastic and all the amenities worked great. Our college kids wanted anything made by mom and not from a cafeteria so we made full use of the kitchen. The staff was always very friendly and helpful. The cable was offline when we arrived, so they comp'ed movies for anyone who asked for one. We did not use the pool but it looked very nice (normal hotel size pool) and other guests did use it. The resort is walking distance to everything in Solvang and that was great. We were there on Thursday to Saturday. Thursday and Friday were great as we seemed to have the run of the town with very few other people around. Saturday (it was Memorial weekend), the crowds increased quite a bit, which was more noticeable to us since we had been spoiled by the quiet. :-)

Other than shopping and looking around, there is not a lot to do in Solvang. There are many really good winery tasting rooms and restaurants. As a word of warning, many of the shops and even restaurants close at 5 pm. If you go, regardless of age, a trip to see the miniature horses is a must (its free and will melt anyone's heart! The new foals were out and ... oh, my, so tiny and cute!) The museums in Solvang don't take too long to wander through so 2-3 days is ideal time here. We really enjoyed it and will be back again!

We have been owners for only 2 years but have visited: Inn at the Park (San Diego), Indio, Palm Springs and Solvang.

#57516 - 02/19/17 06:03 AM Re: Solvang Resort Review [Re: Forum Host]
bthorman Offline

Registered: 01/12/06
Posts: 188
Loc: San Francisco Area
We spent 2 nights in a 1 bedroom in building 1. Appeared to be a SN room, since the floor plan was so large and the door openings are quite wide. The fireplace didn't work, even after maintenance said they fixed it. This was a refurbished room and quite nice in every other way. We like the area, but don't go at this time of year expecting wineries or the lavender place to be open on Tues or Wed. We were very disappointed that none of the places in Santa Ynez that make sparkling wine were open on Wed, since we ad to leave on Thursday.

Met a lot of nice people by the pool. We'll go back.
Beth Thorman
Resorts visited - Windsor, Solvang, Bass Lake, Kihei, Indio, Angels Camp, Clear Lake, Big Bear, Reno, Coral Baja, La Paloma, Isla Mujeres, San Francisco, and South Shore Lake Tahoe.

#56786 - 03/28/16 12:37 PM Re: Solvang Resort Review [Re: Forum Host]
Ws2falcon Offline

Registered: 03/24/13
Posts: 2
We have made a point to visit Solvang every year during Spring Break. It is indeed an excellent place to visit. We particularly like going to Solvang to practice bike riding. The area is great for that activity. The staff at the Resort was very friendly, and helpful. The Resort was undergoing renovations during our stay, which didn't make things look too first class, but that was ok. It couldn't be helped. We had a great time using the facilities, particularly the pool area. Indeed, our family had a great time during our stay, and as always, look forward to our next visit. Thanks!!

Resorts Visited: Big Bear Lake, Pismo Beach, Solvang, and Angels Camp

#56043 - 06/28/15 08:27 AM Re: Solvang Resort Review [Re: Forum Host]
eyegirl Offline

Registered: 06/01/10
Posts: 13
Loc: az
I see that no one has reviewed this resort in a few years, so here it is! We are currently at the Solvang resort and it is terrific! The resort is in a great area to walk into town for shopping or restaurants. Check-in was a breeze. The ladies at the front desk are very friendly and helpful. The unit itself (1 bedroom) is large. The furniture in the living room is not too comfortable! There is dining seating for 6. The bed is quite hard but not too uncomfortable and they have wonderful "black-out shades" on the bedroom window.
Solvang is a nice way to spend a few days!
past resorts: anaheim, indio, rancho vistoso, pinetop, new braunfels, kingstown reef- orlando, reunion resort, las vegas blvd, solvang, lake of the ozarks


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